9-15 March 2022
As wise Gandhi’s words remind us: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”, the ROUTE WB6 Volunteer Caravan is on its way!
As part of the final stage of the ROUTE WB6 project, implemented by RYCO and six local partners, promoting youth mobility, volunteering and peace-building in the region and in partnership with WeBalkans, Young European Ambassadors, this creative and unique caravan made up of 40 young volunteers from all over the Western Balkans aims to promote regional volunteer exchanges and youth volunteering across the region and Europe.
Our Volunteers Caravan on four wheels will tour 8 different towns in the region for a whole week. During this inspiring bus ride, young volunteers will be engaged with local partners in various activities like ecological actions, renovation of parks or buildings, creative workshops with children, sports activities with the young people with disabilities, meet-ups with local volunteering organisations, and meetings with the youth councils.
Volunteers will also be greeted by some of the EU Heads of Delegations in the region, once again reminding our societies that giving to others is the most genuine path to self-fulfillment and real change-making.
Stay tuned on our website and WeBalkans.eu channels to know when the Caravan is visiting your town!
RYCO is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6), aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs.
The Agreement on the Establishment of RYCO was signed by the six Western Balkan prime ministers during the Berlin Process Summit in Paris on 4 July 2016.
The ROUTE WB6 project aims to promote regional volunteering as a tool that will contribute to reducing social and ethnic distance among young people in the region, as well as strengthening their prosocial and European values, leading to reconciliation, stability and prosperity in the region. The project is being implemented across the Western Balkans by a consortium led by the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) in cooperation with Beyond Barriers, the Southeast European Youth Network, Lens, Youth Cultural Center Bitola, Association for Democracy and Prosperity – Zid, Young Researchers of Serbia and Institute for Youth Development KULT. The project is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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